Minister Congratulates Kappa Classic, Blackburn

March 28, 2017

Minister of Social Development and Sports Nandi Outerbridge recently congratulated both the organizers of the Kappa Classic and Lisa Blackburn on her Masters World Record.

Minister Outerbridge said, “As Minister of Social Development and Sports, I want to congratulate the organizers and young athletes of the eighteenth annual Kappa Classic three-day football tournament.

“This sort of event exemplifies the benefits of both sports and social development, and I could not be prouder of all the young people who took part. I know how much they, and their supporters, look forward to this event. I understand that there were over 1000 young athletes and over 80 teams participating and the event was a great success.

“I am assistant coach of an under-eight team, so I know how many hours are volunteered for sports, from coaches and referees to carpool drivers and line markers. Seeing the great sportsmanship, athletic skill and fun that were evident on and off the field, I expect all involved feel it was time well spent. The Ministry thanks you.

“To each participant, I urge you to keep up the athletics. It will make you a stronger, healthier person who knows how to be a team player, and these characteristics are always valued.

“I would like to congratulate Lisa Blackburn on her tremendously impressive 100 metre freestyle swim in Toronto this past weekend. She recorded a time of 58.24 to break the Masters World Record.

“She went on to come very close to breaking the Masters World Record in the breaststroke.

“Lisa Blackburn, a multiple medalist, has represented Bermuda extremely well yet again, and will soon be taking time at home to hold some swim clinics here in April. She is a terrific ambassador and role model. Congratulations again.”

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